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She extends a burning torch . . . the. Abbot motto 
. . . living words in a darkened age. The torch 
has been passed from the generation of 1829 to 
ours of 1943; it has survived the chaos of the 
War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, and it 
is now struggling to keep alight in the face of 
world tragedy for the sake of the future. For us 
it symbolizes the light of education and of learn- 
ing, essentials in the building of the better world 
of which we dream. 

We of the Yearbook Board have striven to show 
what this year has brought to our school. The 
Abbot girl has been called from frivolities and 
extravagances — a challenge which has not been 
easy, but the result has been an increase in 
strength of character and in knowledge. 


Alice Curtiss Sweeney 

She takes us in hand when we are 
frightened new girls and sets our feet 
upon the way; she guides us through 
the turbulent days of our in-between 
years; and when we finally achieve 
Seniorhood she lightens our hearts 
with her sparkling wit and gives us 
courage to meet the new challenges 
which present themselves. So with 
loving memories of these gifts which 
she has so generously given us, we, 
the Class of 1943, dedicate our 
Circle with appreciation and grati- 
tude to 



Each of our faculty ignites a spark of learn- 
ing within us, thus kindling for us the 
light of liberal thought which shines more 
clearly throughout our Abbot days and 
should illuminate our future. 

1 1 7311 



A.B, Hollins; M.A. Radcliffe 
Ph.D. Yale University 

enthusiastic energy . . . chapel counsel . . . par- 
ties and poetry at Sunset . . . cheery smile and 
friendly spirit. . ."Clear in our purpose, be- 
cause you love us, Miss Hearsey to you our 
hearts belong" . . . 

America de Alonso 

A.B.,M.A. Normal School 


our lithographist . . .Mon- 
tevideo's beauty . Spanish 
special classes . hurry- 

Mary Carpenter 

B.S. Ed. Boston 


Physical Education 
personality. . .twinkling 
brown eyes ... endurance 
advocator . . "Hello there!" 

M. Dorothy Baker 

Saint Mary's College 


egg cup and breakfast toast 
. . energetic and cheerful 
manner . . . afternoon tea 
. inspirational English 

Hope Coolidge 
A.B. Salem, M.S. Columbia 

House Superintendent 
well-groomed., exciting 
holiday decorations in the 
dining room . .'. caretaker of 
the rations books. 

Hilda Ruby Baynes 
B. es L. Universite de Paris 

knowledge of politics, war, 
and movies . . "Pauvre pe- 
tite" . hot chocolate. 

Mary Elaine Dodge 

A.B. Mount Allison, 

B.H.S. McGill 


black and white. . incipi- 
ent typing champion . . . 
June . home-making ex- 

Jean Hope Baynes 

Financial Secretary 

term bills... conferences 
with Mr. Flagg. . treks to 

Mary Dooley 
A.B. Wellesley College 
Business Principles 
understanding . . . black 
coupe and smart clothes . . . 
big business. . Abbot's 
youngest teacher. 

Minna Calhoun 

(Mrs. A. D.) 

A.B., M.A. University of 



noteworthy neatness. . . 
many unusual and intriguing 
stories. . .P. A. son "Sandy" 
. . .composed calm. 

Bernard T. Drew 

A.B. Bates College 

M.A., S.T.B. Boston Univ. 


our shepherd. . one among 
200 . . . commuter . . . prob- 
lem classes. 


Dorothy A. Duff R.N. 
Saint Mary's Hospital 
Resident Nurse 
smile . understanding . . . 
brown twinkling eyes . . . 
"Drink this pitcher of 
water before noon!!" 

Mrs. Bertha M. Gray 
Curry School of Expression 

Dramatics, Speech 
loyal and friendly to all . . 
week-end boarder . . . "I'll 
never attempt a play like 
this again!" 

Ruth Louise Elvedt 

Bourne Boston School, 

B.S. Simmons College 

Physical Education 

those green and orange 
socks ! . . . maker of sore mus- 
cles. "Where were you 
yesterday?", appetite! 

Isabel M. Hancock 

A.B. Hollins College 


airplane spotting . an ever 

present help in math . . 

rabbits . . . Senior router. 

Kate Frisk in 

Glasgoiu Athenaeum 

Pianoforte, Music Theory 

"Frisky". . petite bomb- 
shell . contagious laughter 
...sparkling eyes. . . 
"Child, it's a sharp!"... 

Mary Gay 

Graduate of Boston Museum 

of Fine Arts 

History of Art 
tales rivaling "The Arabian 
Nights" glasses that 

worry us all to death. . . 
twinkling eyes. 

*Mahy Mills Hatch 

(Mrs. Harold Marnham) 

California College of Arts 

and Crafts 

Studio Art 
posters promptly perfected 
. bubbling banter. . jiffy 
jaunts to Boston ... "Oh, 

*Left in February to join 
the Mobile Unit of the 
American Red Cross. 


A.B. Mount Holyoke 
perpetual gaiety .. effer- 
vescent personality. . .our 
own librarian, book al- 
ways in hand. 

Grace Amy Goodman 

Melbourne College 

Assistant in Administration 

petite. . . forever busy . . . 
office policeman ... "Well, 
I really don't know." 

Walter Howe 
B.M. Virginia Institute 
Director of Music 
"Mikado" trouble. . shades 
of "Shosto" . . .snappy suits 
. . . sense (?) of humor . . . 
absentm indedness . 


Barbara Humes 
Surah Lawrence College 
Assistant to the Principal 
social adviser. . Navy ad- 
mirer. . helping hand. . . 
Symphony next Tuesday. 

Helen Dunfokd Robinson 
A.B. Smith College 
tales of Gloucester. . well- 
mannered tables. . .anxious 
to help us in any way what- 

Harriet E. McKee 

A.B. Vassar College 
M.A. Columbia 

symphony lover. . .driving 
friends to the station. . . 
always in the pink. 

Louise Robinson 

Assistant to the Financial 


frustrated banking hours 
. . . "No check cashing to- 
day" . . quiet. 

Roberta Gilmore Poland 
(Mrs. Burdett) 

A.B. Swarthrnore 

M.A. Univ. of Penn. 

General Science, Biology, 

specimen searcher . . . hus- 
band. . camel's hair coat. 

Anna Elizabeth Roth 

Ph.B. Syracuse, M.A. 
Ph.D. Radcliffe 

History, World Problems 
five years on her thesis ! . . . 
map questions for exams . . . 
helper of news-givers. 

Gertrud Rath 
A.B. Hollins, M.A. Texas 
Assistant to the Principal 
friendliness. . rushing 
about. . "G.R." . . . week- 
end adviser. . ."Rabbit" 
. . .window-seat supreme. 

Catherine Jane Sullivan 

A.B. Wh.ea.ton College 
Ed.M. Boston University 

Remedial Reading 
day-scholar meetings . 
"turn to page one and fill in 
the blank". . carnations. 

Anne Rechnitzer 
PhD. University of Vienna 

History, French 
stream-lined room . . . 
"Who clears?". . always on 
the "GO". . faithful chap- 
eron . . . ski enthusiast. 

Alice Sweeney 

A.B. Vassar College 

Director of Studies, English 

movie magazines . . . Cour- 
ant leader. . college finder 
. . . encourager of "minors." 


Gertrude Tingley 

Studied with Mme. Povla 
Frijsh and others 


do re mi . . . giver of advice 
...Abbot's outstanding 
war worker. . teas for pu- 

Etiennette Trouve 
B. es L. Sorbonne 
"The book ees wrong!". . 
hilarious tables. . dark 
eyes and personality. . 
"Avez-vous bien travaille?'" 

Eleanor Morin Tucker 
A.B., M.A. Smith 
Chemistry, Mathematics 
our chem helper. . weather 
reporter . corridor parties 
aplenty. . always "on the 
ball". ' 

Maud Morgan 
(Mrs. Patrick) 

Pupil of Hans Hofmann 

Studio Art 
Art contest with P. A. . 
vim, vigor and vitality. . . 
cherubim children . . . Lhasa 

Lucile B. Tuttle 
A.B. Denison Univ., M.A. 
Radcliffe College 
■ English 

wonderful house-mother. . . 
tea every afternoon . . . sun- 
shine personified. 

Dorothea Wilkinson 
Univ. of King's College 

sense of humor . . . reassur- 
ing reserve. . lapel pins. . . 
"Alice in Wonderland." 

P. A. —iron 






Each light shines more brightly as we as- 
cend; each step a year, each year a fuller 
development. The light increases in value 
with our growth in knowledge, insight, and 

Prep Class 


Johnson, Howe, Hogan, Beck 
Verges, Gorham, H. Bentley, Derby 


The Three R's 

Precious, preoccupied Preps! Here's to you! You came not knowing 
which way to turn, but now you seem as fully assured as we, doing 
your part in sports, and entering into the Rec Room sociability and 
table setting with wonderful spirit. You came to us in a war year, 
hearing many of our recollections of the peaceful past, but neverthe- 
less you have found satisfaction in knowing that you have cooper- 
ated in helping Abbot face a new life. We will think of you in 1946 
when you will be occupying the places we are now leaving ! 

Pea Green Preps 

Prom Practice 



Juniors and Junior Mids 


H i Srj», 


D. Wiggin, Burden, Welles, Kurth, Fuller, Madge 
Twomey, Van Cleve, Hardon 

Jovial, jiving Juniors and Junior Mids! It hasn't taken long for you 
to know what you came for: study and lots of it! You may be an in- 
between class, but you have taken hold like real troupers. Your 
next step will be a new class song, class sweaters, and a pip of a 
picnic! We know that you have many a trial to face, but there is even 
more to which you can look forward. The great day is coming and it 
is worth working for! 



Cottage Cheese 


Senior Mids 


Mclvor, M. Stevens, Hitchcock, E. M'cMwray, 
Damon, Emerson, A. Garratt. Absent: Hubbard 

A mblers 

Animated, able "almosts" —you're a wonderful class! You have 
bridged the gap between Abbey House and the "upper classes" 
with just the right mixture of dignity and hilarity. When we returned 
from Intervale to see you in the dining room in your rose sweaters, 
singing with your typical vigor, we realized what a grand group you 
are. We saw it again after your picnic when your glowing faces and 
shining eyes indicated the wonderful time you had had, and the 
glimpse you have caught of the Senior year which is before you. 
You had to give up your plays this year and we missed them. But 
at the Prom you took us all by storm, you and your handsome dates. 








We realized that night, in the very few seconds we had to think of it, 
that it would not be long now before you were the Seniors. You still 
have your best year at Abbot ahead of you beginning with that very 
small feeling that there is no one left for you to look up to, and that 
you're at the top at last; continuing with the excitement of looking 
forward to Intervale, the scared feeling between April examinations 
and the reports from the colleges, suppers at Sunset, your own play, 
"lights", Senior Saturday Leaves, the Parlor; and ending with the 
once-in-a-lifetime sensation of an Abbot^graduation. We envy you 
all these, and we pass them on to you with pride and confidence 
because we know that you will love and honor them as we have 
done. The best of luck to all of you! 

A la Mode 

Additional Assets 


Senior Class 

Class Song 

Forty-three will stand together 
And be loyal to the last, 
For united friends forever 
Have a standard firm and fast; 
Our blue and white will lead us on 
And forever we will sing our song, 
Ever loyal to thee. 
No matter what the odds may be 
We will keep our spirits true to 

Senior Class of forty-three. 


Beckman, President; Rutherford, Vice President 
Richards, Secretary; Sarris, Treasurer 

The Class of 1943 is the last of a passing procession of one hundred 
and thirteen classes and will be followed by far more. We have tried 
to make our mark in a year of change and decision; we have had to 
make an adjustment from attending a tranquil school to keeping 
pace in an Abbot which is taking an active part in a world of 
mechanized war. We face the future with confidence because our 
lives have been privileged with exposure to the four freedoms 
led by the light of wisdom. Our part to date has been small, but 
with the beginnings we have made in self discipline, sacrifice, and 
comprehension of the permanent values for which our country is 
fighting, we shall hope to have a part in the continuation of all for 
which Abbot stands, and in the preservation of the democratic way 
of life. 



Hidden Field, Andover, Massachusetts 


Bryn Mawr 

Fidelio "4()-'43, Fidelio Librarian '42-'43, Senior-Mid Play '42, 
Aeolian '42, Bazaar Committee '42, Posture Marker '42-'43, 
Day Scholar Entertainment Committee '43, Choir '43, Year- 
book Board '43. 

always on the go. . Fidelio worries 
rimmed glasses. . . 

ives on the hill blue 


202 Bedford Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 
1939-43 Vassar 

Numerals '41, President Junior Class '41, Secretary Senior- 
Mid Class '42, Courant '42, '43, Fidelio '43, Prom Committee 
'42, '43, Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, President Senior Class 
'43, Manager Senior Play '43, Yearbook Board '43, Posture 
Marker '43, Gargoyle Hockey '43. 

marginal doodling, ."these foolish things' 
open house. . our competent president. . . 




Marion Road, Middleboro, Massachusetts 

1940-43 Wellesley 

Draper Dramatics '41, Numerals '42, Choir '41, '42, '43, Vice- 
President Senior-Mid Class '42, Senior-Mid Play '42!, A.C.A. 
Board '42, A.D.S. '42, '43, Fidelio '42, '43, President A.C.A. 
'43, Hiking Leader '43. 

always singing. . A.C.A. leader. . mirth and merry laughter 
. . "Where's Bunny?". . "goodness!". . . 


22 Hamilton Road, Scarsdale, New York 
1941-43 Smith 

Secretary Junior Class '41, Fidelio '41-'43, Courant '42, '43, 
Numerals '42, Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, Senior-Mid 
Play '42, Varsity Hockey Team '43, Senior Play '43. 

"Frankie and Johnny". . raven black hair . perpetual twin- 
kle . snazzy weekends. . artistic genius. . ."hot choo" . . . 

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Georgetown, British Guiana 

Leland Stanford University 

Bazaar Committee '42, Q.E.D. '42, Numerals '42, Draper 
Dramatics '42, Head of Hiking '43, Honor Roll '41, '42, 
Cum Laude. 

"office hours". . .black and white plaid. . finder of hiking 
leaders. . .lover of learning. . .problem solver. . . 



404 N.E. 26th Terrace, Miami, Florida 

1940-43 Miami University 

Numerals '42, Bazaar Committee '42, Aeolian '42, Fidelio '43, 
Entertainment Committee '43, Yearbook Board '43. 

Beethoven and lamb chops... "I'm a chemical wreck!"... 
our Miami rooter . . . depepizing pills . . . Szostakowicz . . . 
boundless enthusiasm . . . 



195 West Lawrence Street, Albany, New York 

1942-43 Smith 

Courant '43, Cum Laude. 

drool, Cooley. . .skating. . ."the kids back home". . .writing 
ability. . .amazing energy. . . 



42 Nathan Hale Street, New London, Connecticut 

1941-43 Connecticut 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Senior Play '43. 

tantalizing looks . .navy family. . night lights . a chip off 
the old man. . .telephone calls at Intervale from "Carroll 
Reed.". . . 



121 Berkshire Road, Pontiac, Michigan 



Fidelio '42, '43, President Fidelio '43, Posture Marker '42, 
A.C.A. Board '42, '43, Choir '43, Children's Christmas Party 

our torch singer. . .expressive brow and eyes. . .well groomed 
. . . staunch supporter of the Middle West . . . "The Marines!" . . . 



110 Lee Avenue, Lexington, Virginia 

1942-43 Vassar 

Senior Play '43, Cum Laude. 

Abbot's Southern belle. . that drawl!. . Rock of Gibraltar. . . 
"Has Kopie come?". . actress divine. . "Yes 'm". . . 



The Dunolly Gardens, Jackson Heights, L. I., New York 

1940-43 Katharine Gibbs 

Secretary Junior-Mid Class '43, Fidelio '43, Hiking Leader '43, 
Wardrobe of Senior Play '43, Study Hall Proctor '43: 

tall troubles ... Mutt and Jeff .. ships for victory and the 
merchant marine. . . "It's the Irish in me" . . . 



3 Ridgeley Terrace, Jamestown, New York 

1940-43 Simmons 

Vice-President Junior Class '40, Numerals '42, Fidelio '42-43 
Choir '42-43, Hiking Leader '43, Griffin Tennis '42-43. 

"B 3 " . . intellectual magazines . grunts. . sparkling eyes. . . 
starter of daily diet. . hater of "Liz". . . 




201 South Street, Greenville, Michigan 

1942-43 Smith 

A.C.A. Board '43, Varsity Riding '43. 

"Oh Betsy!". . .Boogie Woogie fan. . that muskrat cap 
Oh Doc!. . . "horse sense" . . early (?) bird. . . 



12 Saint Joseph Manor, Elkhart, Indiana 

1941-43 Vassar 

Bazaar Committee '42, Vice President A.C.A. '43, Children's 
Christmas Party '42, Yearbook Board '43. 

Chuck is the password. . giggles galore. . conga cutie. . . 
checked suit. . . "Tee hee" . . . 



408 West Cook Street, Springfield, Illinois 

1942-43 Connecticut 

sunny side up... friend indeed. .. infectious laugh. "Isn't 
that exciting?". . .Clint has it. . . 



45 Hill Top Road, Weston, Massachusetts 

1940-4-3 University of New Flump-shire 

Varsity Hockev '40, '41, '42, Varsity Basketball '40, '41, 
Griffin Baseball '41, '42, Varsity Riding '40, '41, Posture 
Marker '41, '42, Fidelio '42, '43, Philomatheia '42, Bazaar 
Committee '41, '42, "A" Society '42, Numerals '41, Chevrons 
'42, '43, President A.A.A. '43, Study Hall Proctor '43. 

Ginger. . .Abbot's sports special. . "Hi ho!". . teller of tall 
tales. . a spur to Abbot athletes. . . 



286 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 

Posture Marker '42, Numerals '42, Varsity Golf '42. 

passion for shoes sweater ... Lehigh ... vocational 
troubles. . Bible questions. . . 


335 Highland Road, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 
1940-43 Vassar 

Numerals '41, Children's Christmas Party '42, A.C.A. Board 
'42, Varsity Hockey '42, "A" Society '42, Odeon '42, Fidelio 

"Honey child". . movie enthusiast. . the Hill. . passion for 
reading. . perpetual lying on the bed. . . 

335 Ocean Drive West, Stamford, Connecticut 
1940-43 Wheaton 

Odeon '42, '43, Numerals '42, Prom Committee '42, '43, 
Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, Fidelio '42, '43, Entertain- 
ment Committee '43, Yearbook Board '43, Chairman Rec 
Room Committee '43, Children's Christmas Party '43. 

cat craze... "Hey roommate" ... glowing pompadour. . bi- 
ology bug-a-boo. constant smile. . . 


Ashland, Kentucky 



Draper Dramatics '42, Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, Senior- 
Mid Prom Committee '42, Fidelio '43, Secretary A.C.A. '43. 

Sunshine from the South. . a cocker spaniel craze. . Coast 
Guard Academy interest. . letters galore. . changing hair 
flo's. . . 


1714 North 71st Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 
1942-1,3 Latin American Institute 

adorer of Angorer. . wonderful wardrobe. . sense of humor. . . 
happy laugh. . .Wisconsin accent. . flying. . brother at Dart- 
mouth. . . 

41 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York 
1939-1,3 Smith 

Numerals '40, Griffin Entertainment '40, Griffin Hockey '40, 
'43, Vice President Junior Class '41, Posture Marker "40-'43, 
Draper Dramatics '41, Varsity Hockey '40, '41, Senior-Mid 
Plays '42, "A" Society '42, L.B.A. '42, Secretary Senior-Mid 
Class '42, Senior Stunt Committee '43, Vice President A. A. A. 
'43, Yearbook Board '43. 

dancer divine from Lindy to ballet . . . Music Box Canteen . . 
originality. . "smoke gets in your eyes" ... "What will I 



6 Argyle Street, Andover, Massachusetts 

191,0-43 Katharine Gibbs' Business School 

Draper Dramatics '42, Bazaar Committee '42, Fidelio '42, '43, 
Head of Day Scholars '43, Day Scholars' Entertainment '43. 

"Dolores" . . Day Scholar problems. . pedals now for victory 
. . frost bitten ears. . ."Me and Mr. Robb" . . . 


85 Howe Street, Methuen, Massachusetts 
Varsity Baseball '42, Griffin Tennis '43. 

"Old Faithful" . . .a super skier. . those good-looking brothers 
. . .easy-going. . streaks of drawing. . . 




521 Woodland Road, Mansfield, Ohio 

1941-^3 Connecticut 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Draper Dramatics '42, A.D.S. '43. 

"Sophisticated Sal". . .West Point rooter. . low mid-western 
drawl. . . witty repartee . . snappy hats. . . 



25 Cherry Hill, Springfield, Vermont 

1941-43 Bouve-Boston School of Physical Education 

Secretary of A.A.A. '43, Fidelio '42, '43. 

ski expert. . pep and personality. . .lessons with Walter. . . 
Navy preference . . . 



Benedict Road, Dongan Hills, S. I., New York 

1941-43 Smith 

Numerals '42, Honor Roll '42, '43, Courant '42, '43, Editor 
Courant '43, Hiking Leader '43, Vice President Stiident Gov- 
ernment '43, Senior-Mid Play '42, Senior Play '43, Varsity 
Baseball '42, Study Hall Proctor '43, Cum Laude. 

a dimpled grin. . that thirst. . .a dog lover. . family fun. . . 
maintainer of Homestead's high scholastic record. 



Turner Hill Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 

1941-4% Connecticut 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Fidelio '42-43, Head of Hockey '43, 
Treasurer of A.A.A. '43, Numerals '43. 

sympathetic. . .greatest temptation, food. . .the Australians 
. . .a profound sincerity. . .first of the New Canaan contin- 
gent . . . 




639 Scotch Plains Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 

1941-43 Sivarthmore 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Fidelio '43, Honor Roll "42, '43, A.D.S. 
'43, Entertainment Committee '43, Cum Laude. 

"Buckle Jim Jam"' . perpetual good humor. "Guess what? 
I'm happy" my heart belongs to ?. . . "Hyello!". . . 



10 Carisbrooke Street, Andover, Massachusetts 

1939-43 Boston Children's Hospital 

Varsity Baseball Team '40, '41, '42, Head of Baseball '41, 
Head of Badminton '41, Numerals '41, Day Scholar Enter- 
tainment '42, '43, Fidelio '41, '42, '43, Aeolian '42. 

music maestro. . lack-a-daisical . versatility. . "That's what 
you think". . sports enthusiast. . . 


Mary Carroll 

1 Punchard Avenue, Andover, Massachusetts 

1938- 1+3 Boston University 

Secretary of Prep Class '39, Posture Marker '41, '43, Numerals 
'42, Bazaar Committee '42, A.C.A. Board '42, Fidelio '41, '42, 
'43, Courant '41, '42, '43. 

our Irish beauty. . those drawings. . .the first of us at college 
(at mid years) ... 



379 Highland Avenue, Upper Montclair, New Jersey 

1 9^0-43 Smith 

Senior-Mid Plays '42, Numerals '42, Fidelio '42, '43, Abbot 
Bazaar Committee '42, Draper Dramatics '42, Rec Room 
Committee '41, '43, Entertainment Committee '43, Senior 
Stunt Committee '43, Yearbook Board '43, Senior Play '43, 
Honor Roll '41, '43. 

palmistry. . smooth figure. .. "Oh! that's all right"... egg 
salad sandwiches. . rec room record exuberance. . . 




104 State Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 

19JiO-Ji3 Sweetbriar 

Treasurer Junior-Mid Class '41, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class 
'42, A.C.A. Board '42, Fidelio '42, '43, Choir '42, '43, Aeolian 
'42, Secretary Student Government '43, School Song Leader 
'43, Business Manager Yearbook '43, Numerals '43. 

Maine... "up at camp" ... faithful alarm-clock. .. "Gad, 
Major!". . active accordion . . .monkeys. . . 



35 Poplar Street, Bangor, Maine 

194.2-43 Mount Holyoke 

A.C.A. Board '43. 

Maine accent. . friendliness. . deep laugh . "Well" 
py dresser. . interest in Governor Dummer. . . 

. snap- 

23 Lakewood Road, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 
1942-43 Smith 

Honor Roll '43, Cum Laude. > 

jitterbug. ..moving possessions. . biology whiz... 


Cornwall, Pennsylvania 



Choir '42, '43, Fidelio '42, '43, Courant '42-43, Senior Mid 
Play '42, Treasurer A.C.A. '43, Courant '43, Griffin Song- 
Leader '43. 

brother at M.I.T. . . beautiful voice and eyes. . mouse-trap 
in cooky jar . . . "Gee, that's too bad" . . smiles for all . . . 




Box 507, Harwichport, Massachusetts 

1940-43 Briar cliff 

Numerals '41, Head of Riding '42, Head of Senior-Mid Prom 
Committee '42, 2 Shevrons '42, "A" Society '42, A.D.S. '42, 
'43, Senior-Mid Play '42, President of Student Government 
'43, Senior Play '43, Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, Varsity 
Hockey '42, '43, Hiking Leader '43, Children's Christmas 
Party '43. 

"Stoogie". . chuckle. . proud Princetonian . . ."Ooh dear". . . 
brothers ... Pett, our capable executive and firm friend... 



21 Tisdale Road, Scarsdale, New York 

1941-43 Wheaton 

Griffin Tennis Doubles '42, Numerals '42, Abbot Bazaar Com- 
mittee '42, Entertainment Committee '43, Secretary-Trea- 
surer Griffins '43, Posture Marker '43, Varsity Tennis '43, 
Rec Room Committee '42, '43, Senior Play '43. 

Reppy. . tennis star. . figure for slacks . physics trouble. . . 
acquired new relations. . ."Utterly". . . 



54 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, Massachusetts 

1941-43 Mt. Holyoke 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Draper Dramatics '42, A.D.S. '42, 
Griffin Basketball '42, Secretary-Treasurer A.D.S. '43, Secre- 
tary Senior Class '43, Senior Play '43, Fidelio '43, Numerals 
'43, Yearbook Board, Varsity Basketball '43, Captain of 
Griffins '43. 

Guiding light of the Griffins. . lovable lunatic. . . "P.H.R "... 
spiffy sport clothes. . knack for knitting. . humor plus. . . 



419 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, New York 

1941-43 Bryn Mawr 

Fidelio '42, '43, Choir '42, '43, Aeolian '42, '43. 

our skylark. . famous for feeds and fun. . .sympathy and 
common sense ... friend to all ... daredevil ... our ambitious 
doctor. . . 



2889 Weymouth Road, Cleveland, Ohio 

1941-43 Connecticut 

Fidelio '42-43, Numerals '42, Varsity Hockey '42, Choir '43, 
Captain of Gargoyles '43, A. A. A. Board '43, Chairman Prom 
Committee '43. 

runabout in red. . .cute Cape Codder. . New York week end 
. . Lister Leader. . blond vivacity. . . 



174 Pennsylvania Avenue, Crestwood, New York 

1941-43 ■ Wellesley 

A.D.S. '42, Senior-Mid Play '42, Draper Dramatics '42, 
A.C.A. Board '42, Abbot Bazaar '42, Senior Stunt Committee 
'43, Vice President Senior Class '43, President A.D.S. '43, 
Honor Roll '43, Fidelio '43, Senior Play '43, Cum Laude. 

chem whiz. . .New York enthusiast. . vivid imagination. . . 
"knit-whit". . . "Ya know what I mean?". . . 


59 Dana Street, Amherst, Massachusetts 


Wheat on 

Numerals '42, Fidelio '42, '43, Hiking Leader '43, Choir '43, 
Posture Marker '43, Treasurer Senior Class '43. 

a cheerful earful. . .tales of "Nicky and By". . dancing en- 
thusiast. . our talented "Katisha" . . .warm, sparkling eyes. . . 


Chandler Road, Andover, Massachusetts - 
1942-43 Simmons College 

Nominating Committee '42, Bazaar Committee '42, A.C.A. 
Board '43, Day Scholar Entertainment '41, '42, '43. 

dimples and smiles. . bowling enthusiast. . .chem troubles. . . 
haunts the Senior Parlor . . . 




25 Dusenberrv Road, Bronxville, New York 

1940-43 Smith 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Ree Room Committee '42, '43, Numerals 
'43, Posture Marker '42, Fidelio '43, Gargoyle Basketball '43, 
Senior Play '43, Hiking Leader '43, Courant '43, Honor Roll 
'41, '42, '43, Cum Laude. 

worries of men and food. . 13 pills a day. . child brain . . 
guiding light of Fidelio (?) . . "My, aren't we degenerate!" . . . 


26 Frederick Street, Newtonville, Massachusetts 
1941-4-3 Swarthmore 

Senior-Mid Prom Committee '42, Bazaar Committee '42, 
Senior-Mid Play '42, Fidelio '42-43, Choir '43, Chairman 
Entertainment Committee '43, Hiking Leader '43, Study Hall 
Proctor '43, Senior Play '43, Griffin Basketball Team '43, 
Posture Marker '43, Honor Roll '43, Editor-in-Chief of 
Yearbook '43. 

vivacious conversations . snappy shoes . . an Abbot Street 
good neighbor . solitaire to boost the morale . social adap- 
tability. . . 



60 Babcock Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 

1941-43 Connecticut 

Senior-Mid Play '42, Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, Numerals 
'42, Senior Stunt Committee '43, Senior Class Song Leader '43. 

ups and downs. . cute and capricious . "that" week end . . 
calling hour special . countless clothes . . . 

Smith's Parish, Bermuda 

Fidelio '42-43. 


Bermuda belle. . likes Grieg and penguins. . vacation in 
Miami. . fresh air fiend. . always appreciative and helpful. . . 

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(!()6 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 

191(1-43 Connecticut 

Fidelio '42, '43, Numerals '43, Posture Marker '43. 

Chambersburg . gum chewer . . . "Where's Goodall?" . . . 
that Pennsylvania accent. . endless laughter. . . 


. "Cathie" 
Hamilton, New York 



A.C.A. Board '41, Rec Room Committee '41, Numerals '41, 
Senior-Mid Play '41, Philomatheia '41, Fidelio '41-43. 

Colgate Naval Cadets . Saturday leaves, math problems 
. . . "Dolink" . . . 


Rockholm Cottage, Annisquam, Massachusetts 

1941-^3 Pine Manor 

Senior-Mid Plays '42, Numerals '42, Senior-Mid Picnic Com- 
mittee '42, Abbot Bazaar Committee '42, Fidelio '42, '43, 
Study Hall Proctor '43. 

black curls. . avid Annisquamer. . .last minute riser. . . 
Exeter date . . . sense of humor . . . 


3 Hopkins Avenue, Beverly, Massachusetts- 

1941-43 Welledcy 

Numerals '43, Senior Play '43. 

Yale!. . specialty of shoes ... slacks ... jet black tresses... 
scales center . . . 


Strictly Seniors 

Our Senior year was such great fun 
We're going to miss it so, 
Your turn has come, you Senior Mids, 
For now we all must go. 

But this year's stately Seniors 
Have had their share of glee, 
Could we be sad surrounded by 
Such jovial company? 

And so, the Class of Forty-three 
Is leaving this with you : 
A survey of our Senior year 
And all we found to do. 

The day did come, and we did go, 
'Twas a jolly sight to see- 
Pomps Pond, alive with Abbot girls 
All singing merrily ! 


The food wc spied, as girls will do, 
So we ate, and ate, — and ate ! 
A scavenger hunt and baseball too 
Made this a joyous date. 

Once back in school the scene did change 
When, much to our surprise, 
The tables turned, we cleared and served, 
And set, before sunrise! 

All fall we cheered our favorite team 
In hopes that it might win, 
For after school we knew that we 
Would never "fight" again. 

A Gargoyle or Griffin, Orange or Green, 
Would be the winning team; 
To win the famous plaque award 
Was our most cherished dream. 

Then came the Senior picnic 

A real "Log Cabin" treat, 

With Stunt Night pranks, plus food for all, 

The fun was hard to beat. 


In winter, fall, and spring we took 
Our "one hour's walk" each day, 
That is, we tried to do our best, 
Each one in her own way. 

Sometimes 'round Morton Street we rushed, 
The sights of the "vill" to see, 
Spent many a penny at Temple's and Lowe's, 
And of course at the A & P. 

Come rainy days — we'd never fear, 
Nor fail to make our points, 
As ducks we'd splash without a care, 
It loosened up our joints! 

We'd bundle up to meet all odds 
With boots and "rain hats" too; 
Bad weather stop us Abbot girls? 
Why that would never do ! 

Triumphantly at Christmas time 
Plum puddings did appear, 
Each borne aloft to bring to all 
Some flaming Christmas cheer. 



Mid-years once over, and worries gone, 
To Intervale, at last! 

Where all the world seemed white and clean, 
Willi snow on mountains massed. 

With many a tear, and sad farewell, 
We left the Abbot gate; 
Three glorious days were ours to have, 
And we could hardly wait. 

On Cranmore ski slope, steep and tall, 
We gazed with many a sigh, 
For going up was not so bad, 
But coming down — oh my! 

Some skied and fell while others — well- 
They slipped, and floundered too, 
We found that skiing as a whole 
Was pretty hard to do. 

With "Winnie the Pooh" and movies and 

And food at the Clarendon, 
We really couldn't bear to leave, 
It was such perfect fun. 


— . .. .... . 

To trespass in a certain room 
Was more than a disgrace. 
For this the Senior Parlor was, 
Our special, private place. 

For there it was, we all would meet 
Assignment books to see, 
Or Senior coffee, shall we say, 
To a limited degree! 

On Saturday morn the "slip" went up, 
A dash for all to sign; 
The lucky ten were counted off 
The Senior waiting line. 

"Baronial," the perfect place 
For relaxation plus, 
Will stand out in our memory, 
For it belonged to us ! 

On special Senior Saturday Leaves 
To Boston we did go, 
Unchaperoned, without a care, 
We traveled to and fro. 

1. ' 



On March the sixth our Prom arrived, 
Brought boys from far and near, 
With flowers gay and faces new, 
Our hearts were full of cheer. 

The Tea Dance in the afternoon, 
At night a colorful floor. 
Army men for the teachers came, 
And "the one" we'd waited for. 

The following morn to chapel we went, 
Had a buffet lunch at noon, 
And then, with many a sad farewell, 
Our Prom ended all too soon. 

Then eight-fifteen meant chapel time, 
From there we went our way, 
Each with a helpful thought in mind 
To carry through the day. 

In special rows we Seniors sat, 
No news for us to give! 
A Senior's days are free from care (?) 
Oh what a life to live! 


One Saturday, the fated day, 
Our futures were at stake, 
To Davis Hall we all did file 
Achievement Tests to take. 

We burned and slaved for six long hours. 
No pleasures did we see, 
In hopes that "college" would accept 
Dumb Bunnies such as we! 

At nine P.M. some washed, some knit, 
Some practiced water fights, 
Our days began with "dawn patrol" 
And closed with Senior lights. 

"Mikado" worries filled our lives, 
Rehearsals night and day, 
When all the town would flock to hear 
Fair Abbot with "P.A." 

We presented our play, "The Amazons," 
Rehearsals were filled with fright, 
But then our fears were all for nought, 
'Twas a very successful night. 


Fidelio and posture class 
And tumbling in the gym, 
Will linger in our mem'ry when 
We sing the Parting Hymn. 

And so throughout the passing months 
We've lived and worked and played 
United in a fellowship 
Whose ties can never fade. 

For work accomplished, goals achieved, 
We won our Senior rings, 
A trust that we will carry on 
Whate'er the future brings. 

We'll not forget in years to come 
The bond that made us one, 
And ever mindful of that fact 
We'll say of our class "well done!" 

And it is true of every girl 
Who leaves the Abbot gate, 
She has "a fellowship of hearts 
To keep and cultivate." 


Ring Song 

Faith is inscribed in this circlet of gold — 
The faith in our lasting ideals; 
Truth and integrity, courage foretold 
In the knowledge each Abbot year seals. 

Hope is inscribed in this circlet of gold — 
The hope that each one may share 
Learning and love that all Abbot girls hold, 
And the bright torch of knowledge we bear. 

Love is inscribed in this circlet of gold — 
The love for our mother and friend, 
Tho' mem'ries may fade, hers never grows 

But sustains us and lives to the end ! 

— Janet Cooley 

Honor A, 1942 

Mary Louise Bertucio 
Jane Adams Bishop 
Louise Clark 

Elizabeth Jane Fowler 
Barbara Alford Hill 
Edith Ninomiya 

Cum Laude 

Yvonne Bevier 
Janet Cooley 
Amelia Daves 
Hilton McLain 

Betty-Lou Monett 
Sylvia Peters 
Bettye Rutherford - 
Katherine Shaughnessy 


Highlights of a War Year 

Each candle is an event, each event a part 
of Abbot life; each life important in form- 
ing the Abbot spirit. 

'You are my Sunshine" 
"When do we eat?" 

Names, Novations, News spell 
opening days at Abbot. Both the sun 
and the welcoming committee beamed 
brightly upon the new girls as another 
wonderful year began. Diamond- 
shaped tags dangled from every girl 
bearing names with which it now 
seems we have always been familiar. 
The influx of the old girls next day 
added blue tags to the scene which 
was enlivened by squeals of delight, 
mad rushes, and fervent hugs. Draper, 
Sherman and Abbey were buzzing 
with activity, but Homestead lay in 
quiet repose — closed as a war-time 
measure. It still seems incongruous 
to see Miss Friskin and Miss Tuttle 
emerging from Sherman ! 

The annual new girl-old girl picnic 
was a gala occasion. Appetites were 
sharpened by the hike, and the tempt- 
ing array of food on the long tables 
quickly disappeared. Gathered to- 
gether under the great old tree we sang 
our favorite songs accordion-played 
by Anne and led by Molly. Some then 
trailed off" on a scavenger hunt while 
others hastened to the field for base- 
ball. It was a strenuous day, and yet 
by evening we were ready for more 

Invasion — September 19^2 


fun and frolic which were found at the 
party in Davis Hall to which old 
girls again escorted new. 

Not only new faces but also new 
customs had appeared with the open- 
ing of a new school year. To meet the 
shortage of help, each girl was as- 
signed a task in the dining room- 
setting the table, serving the meal, 
or clearing — and all year the duties 
were rotated according to a clever 
plan devised by our dextrous Miss 
Coolidge so that the load was evenly 
distributed. The "Dawn Patrol" was 
by far the most popular assignment! 

Another early morning innovation 
was the giving of the "News" in 
chapel on Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday mornings instead of on week 
nights in the dining room. The job 
fell, as usual, to underclassmen and 
one-year Seniors. You haven't really 
been at Abbot until you have faced 
this terror, onlv to find that it's fun! 
Seniors set the pace the first few 
days and then the regulars took over. 
To Yvonne and Miss Roth, all that is 
left of Q.E.D. for the present, goes 
the credit for the excellent quality of 
the news this year. 

Dawn Patrol 

News Prelude 

Corridor stunts lighted up several 
Saturday nights during the fall, and 
we laughed long and hard at the 
antics of Abbey, Sherman, and the 
various wings of Draper. Brains were 
wracked for ideas and then came the 
dash four flights up to find the neces- 
sary costumes. 

At Hallowe'en the Day Scholars 
came through with what is said to 
have been one of the best entertain- 
ments ever. And we are not ones to 
quibble, for the Minstrel Show will not 
soon be forgotten. After the scramble 
for cider and doughnuts we relaxed 
on the floor to watch a skit entitled 
"A Teacher's Life" which was pre- 
sented by some "strange traveling 
players" who had just "happened" in. 
Abbot rolled in the aisles at the 
faculty's annual presentation; no 
more need be said. 

Doing Defense Deeds Diligently, 

we dedicated half of our Wednesday 
night study period to this form of war 
aid, and in little and big things the 
war claimed time which in other 
years has been spent in other ways. 



Besides being waitresses, buying war 
stamps, and wearing rayon stockings, 
we have had rigorous training in air 
raid drills with lieutenants, door 

holders, and special routes to our 
shelters. There we have sat surround- 
ed by black-out devices while our 
lieutenants checked up on shoes and 

But our most important defense 
activities have come on Wednesday 
night when we studiously attended 
regular defense courses of our own 

In First Aid we learned how to 
treat injuries and to take care of 
victims of accident before the arrival 
of the doctor. This included knowl- 
edge and use of pressure points, arti- 
ficial respiration, treatment of shock, 
poisons, bandaging, splints, and the 
transportation of injured persons. 

The infirmary was the scene all fall 
of experimentation in Home Nursing. 
Abbot should produce many candi- 
dates for the Nurses Aid this summer 
with the expert bed making, tempera- 
ture taking, and general care of pa- 
tients which have been mastered. With 
the Red Cross drive in the new year 
for surgical dressings, the Home Nurs- 

Vim, Vigor and Victim 

'Even edges!" 


"It flapped its wings!" 

'Alto Stratvs or Cirrus?" 

ing group turned to this very practi- 
cal and direct form of war aid. 

Motor Mechanics was a course in 
which we learned how to be grease 
monkeys. The mysteries of flat tires, 

Many hands, light icorh 

battery troubles, and automobile en- 
gines were unfolded before us and no 
longer loomed as unsolvable prob- 

Our Airplane Spotting group learned 
to distinguish between P40, P39, Fly- 
ing Fortresses, Liberators, and other 
planes, and they put their knowledge 
to practical use by doing actual spot- 
ting for the town of Andover. On 
Saturday mornings during the spring 
they covered the spotting center for 
three hours, and once they enjoyed 
the thrill of spotting twenty-seven 
planes in half an hour's time. 

The Weather Class solved the mys- 
teries of the sky, clouds, and winds. 
They learned which clouds are nim- 
bus, which cumulus. They were taught 
to recognize favorable winds and to 
forecast thunderstorms. As weather 
predictors they should be invaluable 
aids to the airplane spotters. 

The "Protection-Production" 
Plant was conducted for the girls 
below the Senior-Mid Class. They 


Rivals: "Rowley" and "Dick-" 

were taught the basic duties of air 
raid wardens and the rudiments of 
plane spotting. They made dolls and 
dressed them for children of coun- 
tries where toys are no longer made; 
they knit garments of all kinds and 
produced hand-sewn moccasins. 

A very complete and useful course 
in Nutrition was also given, in which 
some of the townsfolk also took part. 
In the present food emergency some 
knowledge of vitamins and energy 
foods was found to come in most help- 

In still one more way did the Abbot 
family contribute to the war effort. 
Our blissful spring vacation was 
omitted, Christmas vacation was ex- 
tended, and Commencement moved 
up one week. Transportation prob- 
lems brought about the change since 
soldiers, sailors and marines had to 
reach their destinations first. Thus 
vacation days were forgotten, and 
we turned our eyes to books and 
learning. Then came a surprise! 
Free days were announced with no 
studies, no required sports, but just 
play all day. Faculty and students 
both benefited and "a good time was 
had by all." 

Each Exercise Encourages En- 
durance was our pass word in sports 
this year. The annual Field Day on 
November 7 was the first important 
event in the athletic program, with 
contests between the Gargoyles and 
the Griffins in basketball, tennis, and 
hockey. The Griffins, with Dick Rich- 
ards as their captain and faithful 
G us ^ once again backing the team, 
were one jump ahead of the Gargoyles 
in hockey. The Varsity claimed Mary 
Bentley, Honora Haynes, Janet Hitch- 
cock, Neder McMurray, Mary Jane 
Kurth, Hilary Paterson, Pat Petten- 
gill, Betty Reid, Bette Rowley, Pris- 
cilla Stevens and Joan Sweeney. 

'Come out arid play," Clark, Pearson, Peterson 

In basketball too the Griffins were 
the victors, Varsity here being Elinor 
Cahill, Ruth Goodall, Marjorie Ham- 
ilton, Louise Honnen, Ann Richards 
and Sally Spear. And the Griffins 
won one match of tennis doubles. 
However, the Gargoyles, led by Bette 
Rowley and Lister, won the tennis 
singles and one match of doubles. 
Molly Hubbard was again the champ- 


ion, playing a beautiful game against 
Jean Replogle. 

In the minor sports Esther Smith 
won the archery and Molly the ping 
pong, both of them Gargoyles. How- 
ever, the victories of the Griffins in 
croquet by Ellie Cahill, in badminton 
by Joan Sweeney, and in deck tennis 
by Jo Bernardin. more than balanced 
these, and the day ended in a sweep- 
ing Griffin victory. 

One could hardly believe that the 
winter term was suddenly upon us, 
and when the snow offered opportuni- 
ties we had skiing classes and a Snow 
Field Day when potato races, fifty- 
yard dashes, both forward and back- 
ward, and an obstacle race were 
featured. The score came out a tie. 
But the emphases of the winter were 
gym and modern dance. The gym 
work was new to this generation of 
Abbotites, given to increase physical 
endurance. Exercises, military drill, 
and apparatus work kept us in good 

condition after the first few painful 
aftereffects had passed, and dance 
classes proved to be excellent "build- 
er-uppers" as well. Dance helped us 
too to be as graceful as and if possible ! 
If by means of dance, gym, and brisk 
walks each day, a girl was able to get 
in ten hours of exercise a week, she 
won forty points for her team and two 
"free" days during the spring term. 
Eight hours a week offered twenty 
points. After this winter term of en- 
durance building we found we could 
do much more than we ever thought 
possible at the start of the season. 
This fact was brought home to us 
most forcibly at our Gym Demon- 
stration on April 9. Guests and fellow 
participants were amazed at the 
grace and skill which were exhibited, 
and we began to realize how much 
long, hard work had been going on 
behind closed doors. When the judges, 
imported for the occasion from Boston 
and Andover, announced their de- 


Griffins: Hardon, Reid, Peterson, Howard, E. McMurray, Haynes, Welles, M. Bentley, Paterson, Sweeney, Bennett 
Gargoyles: Nutton, Holden, Rutherford, Rowley, Beckman, Hitchcock, C. McMurray, Pettengill, P. Stevens, Lovely, 



Our Model 





Griffins: Spear, Richards, Goodall, Cahill, Hamilton, 

Gargoyles: Janet Mitchell, M. Hodges, C. Perkins, 

Honnen, Clark, Shaughnessy. 


Hubbard, Gargoyle 

Replogle, Griffin 

Gargoyles: ill. Stevens, Emerson, Tucker, Jacobus 

Griffins: E. Garratt, A. Garratt, Locke, McLain 





Bennett, Bai/lor. Travis, /•-'. (larratl, Swenning, Row- 
ley, Peterson, Houston. A. (uirrati, Sam's, Bobillard, 
Jean Craig, Clark, Pearson, Barss. Absent: Fuller 

cision. it was found that the contest 
had been a Gargoyle-Griffin tie. 

Music Makes Maidens Merry at 

Abbot. Almost the moment school 

opens a stream of girls heads for 
the music studios. No one escapes 
"voice testing." From Miss Frisian's 
studio come weird sounds and sweet 
ones occasionally. Soon the Choir and 
Fidelio lists are posted and rehearsals 
begin. Strains of "Land of Hope and 
Glory" are heard between 4:40 and 
5:*25 on Mondays and Fridays when 
Choral meets, followed by the more 
"experienced" voices of Fidelio. 

This year Fidelio decided it wanted 
an elected rather than an appointed 
president, and Jean Craig was chosen. 
The next excitement came with the 
announcement that Abbot was going 
to give "The Mikado" with 1\A. in 
the spring. The leads were chosen; 
we sang over the Finale of the First 
Act, and went on to our Christmas 
music. If we do say so ourselves we 
sang well at Christmas time when the 
organ went off pitch just before the 
Christmas service and we had to sing 
a cappella. 

After vacation we settled down to 
"The Mikado" and got it under con- 


President: Jean Craig 

Accompanist: Elinor Cahill 



trol, but not too rapidly by any 
means, for we had the Exeter concert 
in the offing as well. To our great dis- 
appointment that had to be can- 
celled because of transportation prob- 
lems. Rehearsals were much the 
same. Mr. Howe never could remem- 
ber Ellie Cahill's name on the first 
try : ' 'Lib — ah — Fran — ah — Elinor, ' ' 
and we never could find the place in 
the music, but we worked harder 
under pressure and got results. 

But April 16 was drawing danger- 
ously near, and we were measured for 
our Mikado costumes and wigs, had 
our joint rehearsals at Abbot and at 
P.A., dress rehearsal, and finally the 
two great nights of actual perform- 
ance. We were very proud of our 
leads: Alva Houston as Yum Yum, 
Anne Pearson as Pitti Sing, Betty 
Colson as Peep Bo, and Themis 
Sarris as Katisha. 

Then came the sad day when the 
Seniors retired from active member- 
ship in Fidelio and left their places 
for "New Fidelio." We continued to 
practice once a week for the Com- 

mencement Concert and Rally Night, 
but how we envied those lucky under- 
classmen who had another year of 
Fidelio before them ! 

But Fidelio and Choral by no 
means constituted all of our musical 
activities. Sixteen members of Choir 
met regularly every Sunday morning 
and evening for rehearsals with Miss 
Friskin for our Vesper Service pro- 
grams. We had superior training and 
a wonderful time as well, although we 
nearly drove Miss Friskin to retire- 
ment because in spite of all her efforts 
we would not enunciate clearly! 

Abbot Activity Advisers Aid Ab- 
bot administration, these being the 
Student Government Association, bet- 
ter known as "Stu-G", the Abbot 
Christian Association, and the Abbot 
Athletic Association. All are composed 
of students with one or two of the 
faculty as advisers. 

The Stu-G, under the guidance of 
"Pett" and the Student Council, dis- 
cussed at weekly meetings general 
citizenship problems and suggestions 


Three Little Maids 



Rutherford, Beckman, Bennett, Lindsay, Pearson, McLain, Jean Craig, Hogan, Hitchcock, Welles, Hour, Pettengill 
Absent: Hay ties, Hubbard, Kurth, Lchmann 

having to do with the betterment of 
the school, and results were reported 
at regular school meetings held in the 
chapel. Stu-G also appointed corridor 
and cottage proctors, assisted with 
citizenship ratings, took care of chapel 
absences and supervised morning 
study hall. Through the Council 
student thought and opinion could 
be reported officially to the faculty, 
and in this way the standards of our 


Hansen, Bennett, Peterson, Humphrey 

school life were kept high and under 
constant examination. 

The Christian Association consti- 
tutes another important part of our 
Abbot life. Through it are many 
worthy causes given financial assist- 
ance, such as the Hindman School in 
Kentucky, the American Red Cross, 
the Boston Community Chest, the 
Greater Lawrence Community Chest, 
the Lawrence Clinic, and the Golden 
Rule Foundation. Some of the high 
spots of the Christmas season are the 
frantic dressing of dolls, buying a 
"useful gift and a toy," packing boxes 
and wrapping presents for Hindman 
and also for the Christmas Party for 
Andover children. There is a repre- 
sentative from each corridor on the 
A.C.A. Board, so that the Associa- 
tion's spirit of service is brought to 

There is also a group of girls who 
have attended the Northfield Confer- 
ence held during June each year at 
Northfield Seminary. The ideals of 
the Conference tie in very definitely 
with those of the A.C.A., and there- 


fore the delegates to Northfield are a 
great help to the work of the Associa- 
tion during the school year. There are 
informal Northfield meetings in the 
rooms of different students on occa- 
sional Sundays at which all students 
are welcome. At the suggestion of 
Miss Tuttle and Themy, this year a 
room was designated as a place where 
anyone might go at any time for 
quiet and meditation. 

Another phase of our school life 
is presided over by the Abbot Ath- 
letic Association, with Honora as its 
leader. This year especially the A.A. A. 
has had a big job, for it has cooperated 
closely with the Department of Physi- 
cal Education in a greater physical 
fitness program brought about by the 
needs of the country in its war effort. 
The acceleration program, with its 
call for increased activity in the form 
of more strenuous walks, longer hours 
out-of-doors, and conditioning exer- 
cises, was greeted at first with groans 
and misgivings, but in good time 
everyone began to feel the benefits. 

An offspring of the A. A. A. is the 
"A" Society, composed of girls who 




Sweeney, Pettengill, Howard, Damon, Hamilton 
Absent: Haynes, Hubbard, Lehmann 

have won two hundred and fifty 
athletic points and are entitled to 
wear the blue "A". 

Slightly Struggling Societies, 

with some still sailing! Yes, societies 
had to give way before the demands 
of defense, and, as Miss Hearsey ex- 
pressed it, they were "frozen for the 
duration." But the Abbot Dramatic 
Society and Courant would not die. 


Hamilton, Richards, Norris, Rouiey, C. McMurray 
Absent: Haynes, Lehmann, Lovely, Honnen, McLain 

Junior Commandos 


In order to continue A.D.S., the 
members offered to give up callers on 
Friday nights. The only visible indi- 
cation of the survival of the group 
was the production of "Artichokes 
for Dinner" and an occasional "A.D. 
S. tonight at 8:15 in Mrs. Gray's 
Studio" written on the black-board. 
Because of program pressure the 
meetings were infrequent and the 
annual A.D.S. chapel presentation 
was omitted. But in spite of this seem- 
ing lethargy, A.D.S. will long be re- 
membered by every member as a 
living organization. 

Couranters all know the lump-in- 
throat feeling when they are waiting 
for the fatal moment when Miss 
Sweeney says "Shall we vote on it?" 
and the thumbs up or down vote is 
fearfully cast. We remember the 
wonderful discussions we wandered 
into, the frantic two weeks before the 
deadline, and at last those lovely days 
in February and May when our 
product finally appeared in the mail- 

Nearing Neurotic Numbness, 

the Yearbook Board now commits 
its child with a sigh of relief to your 
tender care. On a war budget we have 
tried to give you a better book than 
was ever before published at Abbot. 
It has been lots of fun and lots of 
hard work from that unforgettable 
day in the fall when we learned that 
we were on the Board. We hope you 
like the result of our efforts ! 


Bennett, Rutherford, Emerson, Richards, P. Stevens, 
Mclvor, Pettengill, Lovghridge, Monett 


Travis, Peterson, Paradise, McLain, Cooley, 
Shaughnessy, M. Bentley 


Burdine, Swenning, Hansen, Hoyt, Beckman, Miss 
Rath, Osborne, Richards, Pearson, Barss 


Farewell to Those Who Follow 

"To you ... we throw the torch; be yours 
to hold it high!" 


Senora America de Alonso 
Osorio 1377, 
Montevideo, Uruguay 

Mary Dorothy Baker 
177 Englishcombe Lane, 
Bath, Somerset, England 

Hilda Ruby Baynes 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Jean Hope Baynes 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Minna Calhoun (Airs. A. D.) 
Philippine Islands 

Mary Carpenter 

57 Wilkinson Street, 
Putnam, Connecticut 

Hope Coolidge 

5 Simon Willard Road, 
Concord, Massachusetts 

Mary Elaine Dodge 
Kentville, Nova Scotia 

Mary Augusta Dooley 
391 Prospect Street, 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 

The Rev. Bernard T. Drew 
71 Elm Street, 
Methuen, Massachusetts 

Dorothy Annie Duff 
60 Le Marchant Road, 
St. John's, Newfoundland 

Ruth Louise Elvedt 

67 North Hancock Street, 
Lexington, Massachusetts 

Kate Friskin 

300 West 108th Street, 
New York, New York 

Alary Gay 

Duxbury, Massachusetts 

Grace Amy Goodman 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Bertha Morgan Gray (Mrs.) 
167 Parker Street, 
Newton Centre, Massachu- 

Isabel Maxwell Hancock 
Boonsboro Road, 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Mary Mills Hatch (Mrs. Har- 
old Marnham) 
George Washington Inn, 
Washington, D. C. 

Marguerite Capen Hearsey 
20 Abbot Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Walter Edward Howe 
14 School Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Lucretia Lawrence Hildreth 
6 Linnaean Street, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Barbara Humes 
23 Chestnut Hill, 
Greenfield, Massachusetts 

Harriet McKee 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Roberta Gilmore Poland (Mrs. 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Maud Cabot Morgan (Mrs. 

Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gertrud Rath 
735 Yale Avenue 1 , 
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 

Anne Rechnitzer 

685 West End Avenue, 
New York, New York 

Helen Dunford Robinson 
77 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, 
Gloucester, Massachusetts 

Louise Robinson 
82 Ames Street, 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Anna Elizabeth Roth 
73 Union Street, 
Franklin, Massachusetts 

Catherine Jane Sullivan 
97 Knox Street, 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Alice Curtiss Sweeney 
175 Berkeley Street, 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Gertrude Tingley 
32 Milton Road, 
Brookline, Massachusetts 

Etiennette Trouve 
Le Havre, France 

Eleanor Morin Tucker 
166 Christiana Street 
North Tonawanda, New- 

Lucile Burdette Tuttle 
29 Draper Avenue, 
Arlington, Alassachusetts 

Dorothea W'ilkinson 

14 Waterloo Row, Frederic- 
ton, New Brunswick 


Senior Mid Class 

Nancy Baylor 

2736 Van Dorn Street, 

Lincoln, Nebraska 
Rosalie Benton 

9 Salem Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Elizabeth Bertucio 
63 Park Edge Avenue, 
Springfield, Massachusetts 

Charlotte Bowes 
31 Lowell Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Nan Buland 

39 Monroe Avenue, 
Larchmont, New York 

Elinor Cahill 

10 Highlawn Avenue, 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Jacqueline Calvin 
2120 Center Avenue, 
Bay City, Michigan 

Patricia Chandler 
5 Orchard Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Pamela Clark 

11 East 69th Street, 
New York, New York 

Elisabeth Colson 

115 Lawrence Street, 

Methuen, Massachusetts 
Patricia Damon 


New Hampshire 
Nancy Emerson 

221 North Perry Street, 

Titusville, Pennsylvania 
Betty Frank 

430 East 86th Street, 

New York, N. Y. 
Anne Garratt 

3 Ridgley Terrace, 

Jamestown, New York 
Ruth Goodall 

214 Main Street, 

Sanford, Maine 
Marjorie Hamilton 



Virginia Heidenkamp 

538 Glen Arden Drive, 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Aagot Hinrichsen 

823 California Avenue, 

Wahiawa, Oahu, T.H. 
Janet Hitchcock 

31 Everit Street, 

New Haven, Connecticut 
Cynthia Holmes 

5050 Middledale Road, 

South Euclid, 

Cleveland, Ohio 
Louise Honnen 

1524 North Cascade Avenue 

Colorado Springs, Colorado 
Alva Houston 

Hidden Road, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Molly Hubbard 

4115 Sassafras Street, 

Erie, Pennsylvania 
Ruth Kirstein 

21 Aborn Street, 

Peabody, Massachusetts 

Frederica Lange 
875 Fifth Avenue, 
New York, N. Y. 

Charlotte Leland 
59 Phillips Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Alma Mastrangelo 
211 Heywood Street, 
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 

Theresa Mastrangelo 

Prospect Street, 

Lunenburg, Massachusetts 
Nancy Mclvor — 

13 Auburn Street, 

Concord, Massachusetts 

Emily McMurray 
Turner Hill Road, 
New Canaan, Connecticut 

Mary Ann Moss 

Nancy Nicholas 

200 Maple Street, 

Rome, New York 
Ines Ortega 

Calle 78 No. 10-31 Interior 3, 


Colombia, South America 
Carol Paradise 

Hidden Field, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Lucy Perkins 

5629 University Avenue, 

Chicago, Illinois 
Elizabeth Reid 


Quebec, Canada 
Shirley Rhodes 

3 Carmel Road, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Mary Robbins 

43 Argyle Avenue, 

Babylon, New York 
Esther Smith 

Brooklawn Park, 

Bridgeport, Connecticut 
Sally Spear 

45 Franklin Street, 

Rumford, Maine 
Marion Stevens 

Windermere Terrace, 

Short Hills, New Jersey 
Priscilla Stevens 

72 Great Pond Road, 

North Andover, Massachu- 
Julia Tavares 

Sherman Square Hotel, 

Broadway at 70th Street, 

New York, N. Y. 
Margaret Travis 

285 Migeon Avenue, 

Torrington, Connecticut 
Harriet Waller 

730 South East Street, 

Kewanee, Illinois 
Shirley Woodams 

1722 Edgemere Drive, 

Rochester, New York 

Junior Mid Class 

Jean Bunten 

40 Wildwood Street, 
Winchester, Massachusetts 

Julia Gage 

100 Great Pond Road, 
North Andover, Massachu- 

Marjorie Milne 
Box 86 

Manchester, New Hamp- 

Helen Norris 

32 Everett Avenue, 
Winchester, Massachusetts 

Joan Sweeney 

64 Central Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Ann Walen 

68 Salem Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Edith Walker 

Collingwood Road, 
Bridgeport, Connecticut 


Junior Class 

Suzanne Badge tt 

110 Lowell Street, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Barbara Beecher 

6 Lone Pine Road, 

Biltmore, North Carolina 
Josephine Bernardin 

11 Abbot Street, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Esther Bufferd 

121 Church Street, 

Torrington, Connecticut 
Ann Bushnell 


Janet Craig 

Westview Farm, 

Westborough, Massachusetts 
Patricia Cross 


Miriam Dearborn 

2 Kensington Street, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Nancy Dodge 

20 Toppans Lane, 

Newburyport, Massachusetts 
Ann Dorsel 

3551 Holly Lane, 

Cincinnati, Ohio 
Betty Doyle 

14 Holman Street, 

Laconia, New Hampshire 
Dorothy Eccles 

Hidden Field, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Gretchen Fuller 

74 Mt. Vernon Street, 

Boston, Massachusetts 
Elizabeth Graves 

30 Plaza Street, 

Brooklyn, New York 

Phyllis Hardon 
Canoe Hill, 
New Canaan, Connecticut 

Joan Hoagland 

150 Woodland Street, 
Worcester, Massachusetts 

Helen Hodges 

306 North Main Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Mary Jane Hodges 

306 North Main Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Joan Holdsworth 
80 Chestnut Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Janet Kingsbury 
547 Fellsway East, 
Maiden, Massachusetts 

Mary Jane Kurth 
477 Prospect Street, 
Methuen, Massachusetts 

Sally Leavitt 

Vermont Academy, 
Saxtons River, Vermont 

Suzanne Leland 
59 Phillips Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Joan Marcotte 
36 Chester Street, 
Nashua, New Hampshire 

Janet Mitchell 

6 Woodcrest Avenue, 
Millburn, New Jersey 

Joan Mitchell 
New Canaan, 

Jean Mulvey 

4 Carisbrooke Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Hilary Paterson 
Horizon Farm, 
Andover, New Hampshire 

Jessamine Patton 

Schenley Apartments, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Ann Reagan 

120 East End Avenue, 
New York, New York 

Janet Redman 
88 Elm Street, 
North Andover, Massachu- 

Nancy Selinger 
"Apple Trees," 
New Canaan, Connecticut 

Cynthia Smith 

14 Rockridge Road, 
Wellesley Hills, Massachu- 

Marjorie Sommer 
130 Edgehill Court, 
Peoria, Illinois 

Gertrude Stearns 
60 Lawrence Street, 
Gardner, Massachusetts 

Gail Sullivan 

106 South Street, 
Foxboro, Massachusetts 

Marian Troub 

1564 Asylum Avenue, 

West Hartford, Connecticut 

Madge Twomey 
20 Haverhill Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Beatrice Van Cleve 
8 Lake Avenue, 
Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Charlotte Welles 

New Canaan Country School, 
New Canaan, Connecticut 

Deborah Wiggin 
Rockholm Cottage, 
Annisquam, Massachusetts 

Barbara Barnard 

3 Cabot Road, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Nancy Barnard 

12 High Street, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Edna Beck 

21 Ridge Road, 
Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Harriet Bentley 

22 Hamilton Road, 
Scarsdale, New York 

Barbara Dean 

8 Kensington Street, 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Lois Derby 

R.F.D. No. 2, 

Lowell, Massachusetts 
Lois Doyle 

14 Holman Street, 

Laconia, New Hampshire 
Louise Doyle 

Foster Circle, 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Prep Class 

Edith Flather 
45 Abbot Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Barbara French 

276 South Main Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Frances Gorham 
37 Green Street, 
Augusta, Maine 

Ann Hardy 

Cryder's Point, 
Whitestone Landing, 
Long Island, New York 

Patricia Hogan 

Lisbon, New Hampshire 

Margaret Howe 
440 Osgood Street, 
North Andover, Massachu- 

Katharine Johnson 
16 Hawthorne Road, 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 

Sarah McDuffie 

26 North Main Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Sally North 

13 William Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Sally Power 
12A Still Street, 
Brookline, Massachusetts 

Harriet Stearns 

60 Lawrence Street, 
Gardner, Massachusetts 

Mavis Twomey 

20 Haverhill Street, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Virginia Verges 

1126 Beacon Street, 
Brookline, Massachusetts 

Jane Weldon 

1 Johnson Road, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Ann Weston 

131 Great Pond Road, 
North Andover, Massachu- 


Gratias Agimus 

We wish to express our appreciation to Mr. John- 
son of the Andover Press, Mr. Valz of the How- 
ard-Wesson Engraving Company, Mr. and Mrs. 
Johnson of the Warren Kay Vantine Studio for 
their help and advice, and above all to mlss rath 
without whom this yearbook could never have 
been completed 





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Compliments of 

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63 Park Street 

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To the Class of 1943 


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Andover, Massachusetts 

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written, well illustrated, and 

permanently bound for future 

reference, giving in word and pic- 

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